A new member, or any person who has been elected (appointed) but not yet installed on the
Gwinnett County Board of Education, is to be afforded the Board's and the staff's fullest
measures of courtesy and cooperation. The Board and staff shall make every feasible effort
to assist the new member to become fully informed about the Board's functions, policies,
procedures, and challenges.
The In accordance with Georgia law, new members shall attend a New Board
Member Orientation Session, sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association
and Georgia Department of Education, as soon as possible after his/her election
within one year of taking office as a Board Member. Tuition and expenses shall be
paid by the Board.
- In the interim, between
appointment being elected and actually assuming office, the
new member will be invited to attend all meetings and functions of the Board, and is
to receive all reports and communications normally sent to Board members.
A local district orientation An orientation session will be conducted for the primary
purpose of orienting informing the new member to of his/her responsibilities; to the
Board's policy-making function; to the school district's operational structure,
processes, and procedures; and to the Board's stewardship of the district's financial
- The new member is to be provided with
copies of access to all appropriate
publications and aids, including the Board's current policies in their entirety and any
district documents that will enhance the member's understanding of the Board's
governance role and responsibilities.
- The Board chairman and members of the administrative staff
also will confer with the
new member as necessary on special problems or concerns. to facilitate his/her
orientation to the Board.